Freedom Convoy protesters describe interactions with police: 'It got really bad'

Protests against 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 mandates rallied in Ottawa on Jan. 29 and brought hundreds of truckers and tens of thousands of protesters to the capital. Law enforcement over the weekend began breaking up the protests and installed fenced perimeters surrounding Parliament Hill, leaving the blocks empty of trucks and demonstrators for the first time in weeks.

They have to tear gas people out, but Trudeau will have Ottawa back by Monday, I can almost guarantee it,” 다니엘, a protester from Windsor, told Fox News Saturday evening, hours before law enforcement used anti-riot weapons to disperse the crowd.

Daniel protested in Windsor, 온타리오, and he believed the aggressive police action would end the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

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I hope it ends good,” 그는 말했다. “I hope we end all mandates. That’s all we could ask for. That’s the only reason why all of us are here.

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In response to the convoy, 그만큼 city of Ottawa outlined ㅏ “secured area” 2 월. 17 where demonstrators could face arrest under the Emergencies Act, 어느 Prime Minister Trudeau imposed earlier in the week. By Feb. 20, authorities had arrested 191 people and filed 389 요금, 그만큼 police announced.

It’s been pretty crazy,” 켈리, another protester, told Fox News on Saturday afternoon as police systematically pushed protesters out of the streets around Parliament. “I feel like the last couple of weeks, it wasn’t as bad as this is now.

One man, Thamer, said he felt his spirit rekindled after coming to the protest after years of lockdown, but the mood dampened following the police’s aggressive actions.

They pushed right through the crowd with the horses,” 그는 말했다. “And they ended up trampling a lot of people, knocking a bunch of people over.

Police form a perimeter around Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 온타리오. (Fox News Digital/Jon Michael Raasch)

Police form a perimeter around Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 온타리오. (Fox News Digital/Jon Michael Raasch)

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